EXCLUSIVE ART & GASTRONOMY TOUR: MEXICO CITY WITH NANCY DeLUCIA REAL
Dates: Thursday October 6, 2016 – Tuesday October 11, 2016
(6 days/5 nights)
“Most of you know my style in teaching art history and cooking – I give all of myself! Thus, as a tourist, I expect great quality abroad.
Join me on this exclusive tour of Mexico City (also known as Distrito Federal). As Mexico’s largest metropolis, it is the country’s economic and cultural hub. Mexico City has many well-known museums and is a leader in international gastronomy. We will visit my favorite spots. Let’s discover the rich, pre-Columbian heritage – always by our side –fused with a contemporary world. You will be astounded!”- Nancy
Note: AS OF AUGUST 1, 2016, THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT
MEXICO CITY TOUR (REASONABLY-PRICED LAND PACKAGE ONLY) INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Nancy DeLucia Real will lead thIs tour in Mexico City.
-Transfers from Mexico City International Airport to hotel and from hotel to airport (upon departure from Mexico City).
-5 nights stay at the 5-star Hyatt Regency Hotel, Polanco (exclusive & trendy neighborhood);
Guest Room at Hyatt Regency Hotel
-Welcome drink upon arrival at hotel;
-City tour (on air-conditioned motor coach);
-5 buffet breakfasts (international foods);
A Buffet Breakfast Station at Hyatt Regency Hotel
-Transportation via air-conditioned motor coach with English-speaking guide from Mexico City;
-Entrances to all sites and visits with guides to:
-Zocalo (Mexico City’s main plaza or square);
-National Palace (site of Mexico’s ruling class since time of the Aztec Empire) with tour of Diego Rivera’s murals on the History of Mexico);
Diego Rivera Mural at National Palace
-Templo Mayor or “The Great Temple” (one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital, Tenochtitlan);
-Museum of Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) – Mexico’s most prominent cultural center. We will view Mexican Muralism by José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros;
-The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven (the largest cathedral in the Americas, and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico);
-The Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacan, known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House), a historic house and museum dedicated to Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo;
-Lake Xochimilco (Mexico City’s “Venice”) – we will enjoy a ride on a trajinera (a gondola-like boat) and explore the lake’s pre-hispanic history re: its canals;
-El Sabado Bazaar – an indoor/outdoor hand crafts and paintings market (with free time to explore);
-National Museum of Anthropology – this museum contains archaeological & anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian era, including the Stone of the Sun or The Aztec Calendar Stone;
-Chapultepec Castle – this was the 19th-century residence of Emperor Maximilian I & Empress Carlota, built on a hill that was sacred to the Aztecs;
-Soumaya Museum – built by Carlos Slim, the museum houses 66,000 art objects, including works from pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica to European masters (Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dali, Tintoretto, and more);
-Free Evenings – an opportunity for you to discover new restaurants, cafes and entertainment highly suggested by Nancy Real.
-Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe – this is Mexico’s national shrine where it is believed the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin;
-Teotihuacan Pyramids – We will visit the pyramids in the holy city of Teotihuacan (‘the place where the gods were created’), located North East of Mexico City & built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D.
-Tips to porters, bellboys and maids at hotels and waiters for all included meals;
-Hotel and VAT taxes.
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS INCLUDED IN THIS EXCLUSIVE LAND PACKAGE.
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Nancy & Victor Real, Soumaya Museum, Mexico City November 20, 2015
Text & Photograph of Nancy & Victor Real, Soumaya Museum ©2016 Nancy DeLucia Real
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